NHL 15 Announced

Electronic Arts today announced EA Sports NHL 15, the first title in a new generation of hockey videogames.

Experience the chaos and unpredictability of the sport as real-world physics are extended to all 12 players on the ice, as well as the puck itself. Look, move, play and think like a real hockey player with all new authentic player modelling and an evolved arsenal of tools, including the Superstar Skill Stick and Vision AI that allow for an unprecedented level of control and elevated player intelligence. Take in the emotion of every play as you immerse yourself in authentic arenas across the NHL. You’ll play in front of a full house of fans created with 9,000 dynamic and individual crowd models, the most ever in a sports videogame. Finally, witness the most realistic broadcast package to date, as NHL 15 overhauls the look of the game with the new NBC Sports Game Day Presentation featuring the commentary team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Eddie Olczy. TSN analyst Ray Ferraro will also provide insights at ice level.

In partnership with the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association, starting today fans get to decide the face of a new generation of hockey videogames with the launch of the EA Sports NHL 15 Cover Vote Campaign on NHL.com/CoverVote. From a pool of eight superstars, fans are encouraged to visit NHL.com to vote as often as possible to ensure their favorite player advances through the weekly elimination rounds.

Fans can double their voting power by using player-specific hashtags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays” and can join the conversation by using #NHL15CoverVote. The winner will be unveiled as the NHL 15 Cover Athlete at the 2014 NHL Awards on June 24th at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

NHL 15 Cover Athlete Candidates:

  • Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins – #NHL14Bergeron
  • Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks – #NHL15Couture
  • Drew Doughty – Los Angeles Kings – #NHL15Doughty
  • Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche – #NHL15Duchene
  • Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators – #NHL15Karlsson
  • Phil Kessel – Toronto Maple Leafs – #NHL15Kessel
  • T.J. Oshie – St. Louis Blues – #NHL15Oshie
  • P.K. Subban – Montreal Canadians – #NHL15Subban
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